Umpire Kellogg leaves game with injury

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 08, 2012
Umpire Jeff Kellogg was forced out of Saturday night's game between the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels after taking a foul tip flush off the facemask in the bottom of the second inning. Kellogg needed a couple of minutes to make it back to his feet after being hit by the foul ball off the bat of Torii Hunter. Kellogg was checked over by Angels head trainer Adam Nevala before being accompanied to the umpires' dressing room. Detroit starter Justin Verlander had to wait until the plate area was cleared before taking some warmup pitches, and first base umpire Tim Timmons took over behind the plate for his crew chief. Kellogg is in his 21st season in the majors and has worked four World Series.
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